Saint Petersburg Preservation is excited to tell you that we’re making progress with the Crislip Arcade in downtown St. Petersburg!
We’ve worked with the owner and with the City of St. Petersburg, J Allan Studios, and Pinstripe Marketing to find a way to clean up and revitalize this prominent stretch of Central Avenue, between 6th and 7tth Streets.
The owner has agreed to let us clean up the arcade and storefronts – sweep, paint, and generally make the place look a lot better. In exchange he will be offering five-year leases at low rates. There are already about 11 organizations on the lease waiting list, including Studio@620.
This is a big step in having the Crislip recognized as an important structure, and hopefully everyone will soon see it as a contributing structure from St. Pete’s history that’s worth saving.
Cleanup day is Saturday, July 11th from 8a on. We need painters, sweepers, cleaners, movers, and shakers to help us revitalize the Crislip Arcade area.
Please check out http://www.cleanupcrislip.com where you can register to volunteer and give a donation for water and supplies.